Wegmans to Close Both Erie Stores Early Saturday in Response to Buffalo Tops Tragedy
Wegmans will close both its Erie locations early Saturday out of respect for the victims of the mass shooting at a Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets store.
The store on Peach St. in Summit Township and W. Ridge Rd. in Millcreek will close at 9 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday.
"As our community absorbs the tragic event that has happened today, we do the same at Wegmans," the company said in a statement. "Both of our Erie Stores will be closing at 9 pm tonight in order to give our employees an opportunity to process this heartbreaking event with their families. We will reopen all stores at 6 am tomorrow."
A gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at the Tops location in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday before he surrendered. Read more »